A MUM and former flight attendant has revealed how to fly with your kids if they are sick, and how to make them feel better.
With little ones often getting ill especially around the holiday period, it is hard to travel when they have coughs and sniffles.
Going by the username Miffy, they said the best thing that helped was decongestant nasal spray.
She wrote: “A little trick from when I was a flight attendant.
“A squirt of decongestant nasal spray up each nostril will help a bit with ear pain before flying as it helps clear out the Eustachian tubes. (Nothing else will.)
“If you use it in the departure lounge and again when you are about 45-30mins prior to landing (most likely to be painful as this is when all the cells and tubes get smaller and air is being forced out of your little ear holes) it will give it enough time to kick in and work properly.
“Obviously not something you want to use all the time as they wreck your nasal mucosal lining with long-term usage but for flights, they’re a god-send.
She also added: “I can say that anything that clears out the Eustachian tubes helps with the pain, as long as it is age appropriate and medically safe.”
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She added that this includes cough syrup which has antihistamines in for little travellers to help relieve the pressure too.
A flying nanny also shared tips on how to make sure your child’s ears don’t hurt while they are on a flight, which includes using warm water while taking off.
And another expert has revealed why you should never fly if you have a cold.
Tom Tripp, former aviation journalist and executive at Boeing, revealed how his minor cold turned into a huge ear pain when landing due to the change in cabin pressure.
He wrote: “One ear simply would not clear and I was nearly in tears with agonising pain upon landing.
“It took a couple of hours on the ground to fully clear, during which the pain subsided and eventually disappeared.”